Re: Monopoly?

From: Guy Allen Brady (
Date: Fri Feb 27 1998 - 00:36:51 EET

My only and final comment on this crapola:

Using bad analogies and emotional pleas will do absolutely nothing to
pursuade those of us who are in a highly technical field to change the way
we work or the tools we work with. We geeks require data - tests -
reliable studies, a.k.a proof. Your senseless diatribes remind me more of
late night infomercials and junk "get rich quick" emails. A lot of
melodramatic talk, but no substance, no evidence, no data, no proof.

Yes, we all know where you stand and I, for one, am tired of hearing about
it. Until you show me some fire, you're just blowing smoke my way.

> From: aaroflex
> To:
> Subject: Monopoly?
> Date: Thursday, February 26, 1998 8:49AM
> February 24, 1998
> Is a monopoly good for you?
> Do you remember when AT&T held a monopoly on the telephone industry? 
> You either did it their way, or no way at all.  Once the monopoly was 
> broken up, rates began to fall and technology rapidly advanced for the 
> benefit of the users.  During this time many new fortunes were made 
> within this industry.  The industry providers became customer oriented 
> and AT&T began to say "Thank you for using AT&T."
> Do you remember the tag lines on parts before the AOM was incorporated 
> into the stereolithography process?  Do you remember the old dip and 
> dunk with the doctor blade before positive flow application from above 
> was introduced into stereolithography?  You may be surprised that both 
> of these advancements were first introduced on the Solid Imager(TM) and 
> then adapted by others in the industry.  Many other advancements in the 
> industry were first featured on the Solid Imager(TM); however, the 
> credit for these accomplishments has been suppressed by competition 
> desiring to monopolize the market for only their benefit.
> Isn't it true that a users group is to advance the technology and to 
> provide a superior product and service to the users?   The industry 
> should be opened up to all providers for the benefit and advancement of 
> the total industry.  Do you wish to have a choice or do you wish to be 
> dictated to by a monopoly?
>                     I know where I stand.
>                     Albert C. Young, Jr., P.E.
>                     CEO, AAROFLEX, Inc.

G. Allen Brady -- Graduate Research Assistant Materials Science and Engineering - The University of Michigan 2219 H.H. Dow Bldg. 2300 Hayward Street Ann Arbor, MI 48109-2136 work: 313/936-0177 fax: 313/747-4807 email:

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